It's easy to begin spread betting with City Index. Simply follow our three-step guide and you could be placing your first spread bet within minutes:
You need to open an account with us in order to start trading. Our application process is simple and secure and you can apply for an online account at any time by filling in our online application form.
Once we’ve successfully completed the verification process, we’ll send you an account number by email to confirm that your account is open.
Shortly after that, our account managers will give you a call in case you have any additional questions.
Once your account is open, you’ll need to transfer funds into it to start trading. You can do this in a variety of ways via the 'Account' tab in the trading platform.
Your initial deposit must be at least £100 but the minimum amount after that is £25.
For more information on how you can transfer funds in and out of your account, see our help and support section.
Now you have a trading account and have deposited funds, you can start trading.
Log in, choose whether to spread bet or trade CFDs (you can do both with a City Index account), pick your markets and open a position.
You can access live price feeds, streaming charts and news instantly and trade 24-hours a day.
We offer a range of powerful trading platforms including AT Pro (downloadable) and Advantage Web (browser-based).
For more details of the markets available for you to trade, click on the online Market Information icon in the trading platform.
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*Spread betting and CFD trading are exempt from UK stamp duty. Spread betting is also exempt from UK Capital Gains Tax. However, tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Please seek independent advice if necessary.
†1 point spreads available on the UK 100, Wall Street, Germany 30, France 40 and Australia 200 during market hours on daily funded trades & daily future spread bets and CFDs (excluding futures).
**Fixed spreads are available on major FX pairs during London trading hours between 8.00am GMT and 6.30pm GMT.
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